THINGS THAT CAN CAUSE YOU AN EXTRA YEAR IN SCHOOL

And how to avoid them

Since you already know what this is about, let’s skip the preamble and get to it. 

NOT HAVING A HARD COPY OF ALL YOUR RESULTS

So a friend’s friend had some result issues. Their results online suddenly started reflecting carryovers.
In their final year. 

Is it not the devil’s work? 

They tried to sort it out; reached out to their department people, begged, cried, went to Shiloh 😪

In the end, they were asked to bring proof (hard copies) of their previous results. 

Take a wild guess what happened next. 

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They didn’t have it. So there was nothing that could be done for them.

Best believe they spent that extra year. 💔

True life story. 

If this doesn’t scare you to have evidence of results always, I don comot my hand from your mata. 

For real though, print your results, take pictures of pasted test scores and any assignments. 

Anything can happen but you don’t ever want to need it and not have it. These streets aren’t kind to those without proof. 

NOT DOING CARRYOVERS ON TIME

This uni life is corner-corner and sometimes, a carryover or two may catch up with us. It happens to the best of us. Don’t beat yourself up for it. 

The wahala starts when you don’t tackle the CO ASAP. I mean as soon as the next semester for the course starts. 

Famz the lecturer(s) [let them know your face]

Print carryover shirt and be going to the class with it if you must. 

Attend 75% of the classes at least.

Split the period into two if you have another class clashing and explain to both lecturers wassup. 

Do presentations, assignments and tests. You won’t die. 

Most lecturers don’t have strength to fail CO students again but they won’t hesitate to (if you’re being unserious about your work.

If you leave a course to your final year to run it here’s what happens: your GPA drops every semester because carryovers are automatically registered and not doing it means you automatically failed it. 

You’ll probably fail it in the final year (not swearing for you or anything) and get an extra year. It’s not impossible. 

So let’s avoid the heartache dears and do what you can on time.

NOT FOLLOWING UP RESULT ISSUES UNTIL THEY ARE RESOLVED

If anybody (staff) promises to handle your result issues, there’s a good chance it might not work out if you don’t follow up consistently with them. These people are busy and have their own jobs to do so sorting things out for you might take a while and sometimes a while becomes too late.

Follow up everybody necessary till your issue is sorted out, corrected in the department’s result archive and then online. 

Don’t forget to repeat step one when this is done. 

The things that bring up problems for students can usually be avoided if you know what to do and do it at the right time.

Written by Lois Samari

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